Ejecta (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Whether undone by a script that’s too clever for its own good, direction that seems intent on smothering the proceedings in unnecessary bits of visual incoherence or a budget that’s just not up to the job of allowing things to be presented as they possibly could have been, [Ejecta] falls apart right from the start, making heads or tails out of any portion of it impossible.

Whether undone by a script that’s too clever for its own good, direction that seems intent on smothering the proceedings in unnecessary bits of visual incoherence or a budget that’s just not up to the job of allowing things to be presented as they possibly could have been, [Ejecta] falls apart right from the start, making heads or tails out of any portion of it impossible.

Get Hard (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Get Hard is an infuriating slog I’m more upset and repulsed by than I am anything else.

Get Hard is an infuriating slog I’m more upset and repulsed by than I am anything else.

A Girl Like Her (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

A Girl Like Her is arguably one of the more vibrant, electric and dynamically alive motion pictures I’ll see this year. It’s also one of the most important.

A Girl Like Her is arguably one of the more vibrant, electric and dynamically alive motion pictures I’ll see this year. It’s also one of the most important.

Home (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Little kids are undoubtedly going to enjoy it, and, for my part at least, I can’t imagine parents are going to even moderately despise the 90 minutes required to watch it sitting there next to them. But it isn’t like this is a movie anyone is going to be talking about afterwards, and it’s not like there aren’t better options – Cinderella and Paddington both come to mind – still playing at the local multiplex. Still, Home (2015) is hardly a disaster, and while it didn’t steal my heart, it certainly kept it warm enough that I was hardly displeased walking out of the theater after it had come to an end.

Little kids are undoubtedly going to enjoy it, and, for my part at least, I can’t imagine parents are going to even moderately despise the 90 minutes required to watch it sitting there next to them. But it isn’t like this is a movie anyone is going to be talking about afterwards, and it’s not like there aren’t better options – Cinderella and Paddington both come to mind – still playing at the local multiplex. Still, Home (2015) is hardly a disaster, and while it didn’t steal my heart, it certainly kept it warm enough that I was hardly displeased walking out of the theater after it had come to an end.

Serena (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Taken all together, it’s hard to understand how the film, an adaptation of Ron Rash’s Depression-era novel, could ever go wrong. All the same, this movie is close to disastrous, and while production values are high and performances are strong, sitting through all 109 minutes is virtually impossible.

Taken all together, it’s hard to understand how the film, an adaptation of Ron Rash’s Depression-era novel, could ever go wrong. All the same, this movie is close to disastrous, and while production values are high and performances are strong, sitting through all 109 minutes is virtually impossible.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 20th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

While The Divergent Series: Insurgent isn’t a disaster, while it’s far from horrible, that doesn’t make it a success.

While The Divergent Series: Insurgent isn’t a disaster, while it’s far from horrible, that doesn’t make it a success.

The Gunman (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 20th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

The Gunman is too serious to work as giddy action pulp and too stupid to resonate as a ticking clock drama and as such it’s nothing more than an unfortunate misfire that utterly fails to satisfy.

The Gunman is too serious to work as giddy action pulp and too stupid to resonate as a ticking clock drama and as such it’s nothing more than an unfortunate misfire that utterly fails to satisfy.

“Insurgent” – Interview with Jai Courtney

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 20th, 2015 - Interviews

“I think I’m pretty realistic. I’m lucky to be able to do what it is I do for a living and I want to keep doing it. You have to have some caution and you have to be aware of what people think but at the same time you can’t design your entire career around trying to keep everyone happy.”

“I think I’m pretty realistic. I’m lucky to be able to do what it is I do for a living and I want to keep doing it. You have to have some caution and you have to be aware of what people think but at the same time you can’t design your entire career around trying to keep everyone happy.”

Cinderella (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 13th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

f a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re half asleep, then Disney’s live action take on their animated classic Cinderella (and, much like that 1950 favorite, it only utilizes the most basic of elements found in Charles Perrault’s adaptation of the timeless fairy tale) is the blissful fruition of that hopeful fantasizing.

f a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re half asleep, then Disney’s live action take on their animated classic Cinderella (and, much like that 1950 favorite, it only utilizes the most basic of elements found in Charles Perrault’s adaptation of the timeless fairy tale) is the blissful fruition of that hopeful fantasizing.

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